They say good things come to those who wait and that can apply to independent films as well. On the evening of Tuesday, October 27th the long awaited World Premiere of RED HERRING was held at the AMC 18 Theatre in Town Square. The feature started with an ad on Craig’s List five years ago and as Director Ousa Khun said, “The rest is history.” The night kicked off with a Red Carpet inside the theatre at 6pm followed by the screening at 7pm and finished with a party at Double Helix beginning at 9pm.
Written and produced by Joshua Cohen, the film is an action/suspense murder mystery about a Las Vegas homicide detective investigating his best friend as he tries to discover whether a rash of murders has been committed by him or a mysterious contract killer called The Blue Screen. The chase is on from the very beginning when the body of a man named Wilkinson (Ross Alzina) is found in his apartment with a bullet hole in his head. After that Detective Jack Adamson (Robert Scott Howard) is introduced to his newly transferred partner Mason White (G. Eric Miles) and the two follow a twisted trail littered with the dead bodies of associates involved with Adamson’s childhood friend businessman Roy Ridell (Tim Tucker). There are both Italian wise guys named Saffiote and Marcosi (Vincent Pastore and Dean Mauro) and Russian mobsters like Kyusovich (Edward Osipov) in the mix along with a host of other curious and suspicious characters including Ridell’s brother Damon (Chyna Mccoy) and his wife Angela (Holly Valance).
The script is witty and clever and the action fast paced especially with so many bodies piling up just like in old fashioned film noir movies. The dynamic between new partners Adamson and White is filled with just the right amounts of camaraderie and mistrust as they work the case and try to determine if there really is an elusive and unknown murderer called The Blue Screen running around on the loose. Although some aspects of the film may be a bit cliché, it does keep the viewer guessing and the ending delivers a surprise twist that should prove to be very enjoyable for who done it fans.
Featuring lots of footage of the Las Vegas skyline, popular spots such as the Bootlegger’s Bistro, and one of the most beautiful homes in the city, RED HERRING also has a cast and crew comprised of approximately 100 Las Vegas locals in its ensemble of 150 people. These include Executive Producer Jeremy Settles, Tim Tucker, Jean Sulli, Dean Mauro, Ross Alzina, Stu Chaiken, JD Smith, costume designer Diana Eden and former mayor Oscar Goodman
RED HERRING will have a one week run at the AMC 18 in Town Square beginning on Friday, October 30th, which as of now will end on Thursday, November 5. The date could be extended another week if the demand warrants it. Afterwards it will be available on DVD and have a VOD release on Amazon and Vudu on November 10th.